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Senior Solicitor or Associate - Wairarapa

Gibson Sheat is a busy firm. It is in growth mode and looking for a Senior Solicitor or Associate to join its busy Wairarapa office

The Wairarapa is a great alternative to living and working in a busy city.  It has a strong community focus, a wide range of sports and outdoor activities on offer, and is surrounded by beautiful scenery and award-winning vineyards. It also has life’s necessities such as great schools and social services. 

If you are looking for a change, but you do not want to compromise your career development, then this could be the ideal next step for you.

About the Firm

Gibson Sheat has a long history in the greater Wellington region with offices in the Wairarapa, Wellington and the Hutt Valley. The firm is well-respected and provides a broad range of legal services for its business and personal clients.

We pride ourselves on our supportive and collegial team environment. We are a local firm of bright lawyers without egos. 

If you want to work in a stimulating environment alongside other fun professionals, and be mentally stimulated at work but still have a life, then Gibson Sheat can provide that. We offer flexible working options, great systems and precedent databases, a wide range of staff benefits and genuine career advancement opportunities for the right person.

About the Role

As a Senior Solicitor or Associate in Gibson Sheat’s busy and friendly Wairarapa office, you will work across a wide range of areas, including but not limited to commercial property, trusts, and general commercial work for small and medium sized businesses. The firm will support you in developing other interest areas you have too. You will learn from other senior lawyers, and mentor junior and intermediate level lawyers.

Key Responsibilities

This position can be tailor made to your experience and interests! Depending on your areas of expertise and interests, your practice could include the following:

  • Residential Property
  • Commercial Property
  • General Commercial work for small and medium sized businesses
  • Estate Administration/Planning
  • Employment
  • Agri-business, farming and rural property/farm syndication
  • Trusts and Wills

Key Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of post-admission experience, working within a firm;
  • Natural at building rapport with new clients, and helping them to achieve their goals;
  • Business minded with good business acumen;
  • A strong marketing mind-set and always on the lookout for new opportunities;
  • Mentoring and coaching skills;
  • A self-starter that thrives on new experiences and opportunities and is flexible in their approach to work; and
  • Passionate about the living and working in the Wairarapa region. 


We have exclusively partnered with Robert Walters. Apryl Burgess is managing the recruitment of this position. For a confidential discussion, please call Apryl on +64 27 816 9899 or email apryl.burgess@robertwalters.co.nz.